Virginia Opera

Meet Adam Turner, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the Virginia Opera; The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia in recognition of the organization’s contribution to the world of opera.

Previously answered questions by Executive/Artistic Assistant Anne-Carolyn Bird and Matthew Burns, a performer for the Virginia Opera:

Do you have a nickname? What is it?
A: I have been ACB for Anne-Carolyn Bird.
M: I am either Matty B or Burnsy.

What is one food that you will not eat?
A: I don’t really like shellfish.
M: Mint chocolate

What was your favorite movie?
A: The Shawshank Redemption
M: Time Bandits

If someone was to give you a gift (money’s no object) what would you want?
A: A new bed and a handmade comforter.
M: A trip to Burgundy.

What is your biggest fear?
A: Any mouth injuries.
M: Heights

What is the one quality you admire most in others?
A: Generosity and not just with money or time, but with being open to other people.
M: Storytelling – I like people who can tell a great story.

Where is the next place you want to visit?
A: We travel so much for work that we are okay staying home for a while, but I’d like to visit my parents in Denver.
M: Napa

If you had to pick one place in town to take a tourist, where would it be?
A: A festival at town Point Park.
M: The Botanical Gardens

Describe your perfect day off.
A: I would love to drink my coffee in bed , then a hike, then cook a really nice meal and then a movie at home on the couch.
M: A family day at Busch Gardens.

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